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Opportunities and challenges facing new energy crops. Summary

Meyer, Rolf; Grunwald, Armin ORCID iD icon; Rösch, Christine; Sauter, Arnold


Both proponents and opponents of the use of transgenic seeds in developing countries assume that genetic engineering can have far-reaching effects under the ecological, economic, social and institutional conditions of both less developed and emerging countries. On the one hand, there are great expectations that genetic engineering will contribute to food security and economic integration with the industrialised countries; on the other hand, there are great fears about adverse effects on small-scale farming and the traditional use of seeds. The "mega issue" of bioenergy, which in recent years has intensified and intensified the global debate on goals, ways and priorities for the future use of natural resources as a whole, has also triggered the question of the potential of green genetic engineering with new dynamism. From the perspective of its proponents, genetic engineering is seen both as an indispensable means of increasing yields per unit area in arable farming as a whole and for the specific optimisation of "energy crops". Critics of agrogenetic engineering, on the other hand, doubt these assessments and fear a potentiation of the negative ecological, health and above all socio-economic consequences they assume. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000137978
Veröffentlicht am 22.10.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 12.2007
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-2599
KITopen-ID: 1000137978
HGF-Programm 48.01.02 (POF I, LK 01) Wissensgesellschaft
Verlag Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (TAB)
Umfang 19 S.
Serie TAB Working report ; 121
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Schlagwörter Genetically modified organism; Technology assessment; Developing countries; Development cooperation; Crop; Plant breeding; Seeds; Emerging countries
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